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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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A multi award winning and very popular SLR camera, with one of the highest image qualities around but representing only middle of the road value for money
SLR 22.3MP 5760 X 3840 Pixels CMOS Nov 2007
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5D Mark III number 23 in best selling cameras and number 408 across all digital cameras.
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60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has outstanding expert reviews and superb user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras January 2018.
The EOS 5D Mark III has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
N's built-in dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the sensor clean. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust and includes a self-cleaning sensor unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power
EOS system compatibility
Gnesium alloy body with dust and moisture resistant sealing protects the eos-1d mark III from harsh weather and the rigours of daily use. shutter reliability is a durable 300,000 cyc
Weather sealed, magnesium alloy body
Ure style presets provide easy control over image processing parameters. each style offers a different colour response - similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each pre
Picture style
Bright 3.0" TFT LCD provides pin-sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. when shooting from awkward positions, live view mode gives you the option of framing your image from the
Bright 3.0" TFT LCD provides pin-sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. when shooting from awkward positions, live view mode gives you the option of framing your image from the
3.0" LCD with live view mode
De 100 to 3200 ISO range as standard is expandable to l:50 and h:6
Wide ISO range
EOS integrated cleaning system
5760 x 3840 pixels image resolution
Gh precision AF system employs 19 cross type points with sensitivity up to f/2.8, spread out across the AF area to accommodate off-centre subjects. 26 AF assist points aid AF tracking for increased accur
Wide-area AF with 19 cross type points
"DIGIC III" processors work in parallel to process images at 14 bits for a total reproduction range of 16,384 tones per pixel. these fast and efficient processors also drive the camera's shooting performance and near-instant response times. start-up is just 0.2 milliseco
"DIGIC III" processors work in parallel to process images at 14 bits for a total reproduction range of 16,384 tones per pixel. these fast and efficient processors also drive the camera's shooting performance and near-instant response times. start-up is just 0.2 milliseco
Dual "DIGIC III" processors
Camera delivers 10 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 110 large jpegs or 30 RAW ima
10 fps, 110 frame burst
N's APS-H size (28.1 x 18.7 mm) CMOS sensor combines superb colour rendering with a wide dynamic range. its inherent low-noise characteristics ensure smooth results at high sensitivities. A low pass filter and on-chip circuitry suppress moir and remaining no
10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
EOS-1D mark III is compatible with all EF lenses (excl. EF-S lenses) and EX series speedlite flash units. untethered shooting and image transfer are available with the optional wireless file transmitter WFT
Very heavy
Slower than average camera shutter speed

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How Big is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is 152mm wide and 76.4mm tall. It is 116.4mm deep and weighs 950g.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III front dimensions
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III In-Depth Analysis

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A Top Selling Product

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Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $2,164.97 it is more expensive than 93% of cameras.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The EOS 5D Mark III's sensor megapixels of 22.3MP is in the highest 10% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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5760 X 3840 Pixels Image Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III has a maximum image resolution of 5760 x 3840 pixels. That's 39% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Slower Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The EOS 5D Mark III's camera shutter speed of only 0.000125s is very slow compared to most other cameras. It is slower than 96% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the EOS 5D Mark III of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The EOS 5D Mark III's weight of 950g is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The EOS 5D Mark III does not have a built-in flash. 68% of cameras do have a built-in flash.

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Dustproof

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is dustproof, unlike 93% of cameras which are not dustproof.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Not Waterproof

Like most other cameras, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is not waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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2880 X 1920 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III supports a maximum still image resolution of 2880 x 1920. That's 89% higher resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than 93% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The EOS 5D Mark III does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The EOS 5D Mark III supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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950 Battery Life

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a camera that takes 950 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The EOS 5D Mark III features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the EOS 5D Mark III of 5x is bigger than 75% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The EOS 5D Mark III supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The EOS 5D Mark III has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The EOS 5D Mark III has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Very Fast Start-Up Time

The EOS 5D Mark III's start-up time of only 1ms is in the fastest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The start-up times of cameras range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Has a Microphone in

The EOS 5D Mark III has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The EOS 5D Mark III's display diagonal of 3.2" is very large compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 96% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5D Mark III supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Canon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Has a Headphone Output

The EOS 5D Mark III has a headphone output, unlike 93% of cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The EOS 5D Mark III has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Calendar

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features calendar. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The EOS 5D Mark III has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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